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Kevin Jacobus Photography

Boston , MA
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300 Summer St. #26
Boston, MA 02210 US (map)

PHONE

603-759-3864

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ABOUT US

MY APPROACH: I am a photojournalist. I aim to capture the real, not recreated, moments of your wedding day. I go to great lengths to tell the story of your day in photographs. I work... Read more
MY APPROACH: I am a photojournalist. I aim to capture the real, not recreated, moments of your wedding day. I go to great lengths to tell the story of your day in photographs. I work diligently, but discretely, never in your way, but always close by. My goal is to genuinely capture the mood and moments of the day, so that you’ll take home a collection of pictures that reflect every detail and emotion of your wedding.

MY BIO: Kevin Jacobus has extensive experience in documentary photography having worked for newspapers throughout New England and New York. He graduated from the nationally recognized, top rated S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in 1995 and has been photographing everything from professional sports and presidential campaigns to the daily lives of everyday people since.

Several years ago, he added wedding photography into the mix, utilizing his years of photojournalism experience to capture unforgettable images for couples. Kevin has worked at the Syracuse Newspapers, The Patriot Ledger, The Telegraph of Nashua and The Lowell Sun and has taken assignments for the Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun, MetLife, and New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc. He counts among his favorite images a photograph he made for Life Magazine of a Good Friday observance that helped illustrate an essay on religion by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt.

Kevin is booking for weddings in Boston and throughout New England. Destination weddings can be accommodated as well. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
Custom Graphics, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Slideshow/Montage
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Prints, Proofs, Thank You Cards

REVIEWS

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kristina
Wedding:
6/14/2014
1.3/5.0
I paid $4,295.00 for photo/ video and $400 for engagement photos. The pricing did not include printed photos, just CDs/BluRay DVD.

As for the video, I have not seen it yet. I received a BluRay DVD but do not have a player. I asked for a DVD & was told to pay $45 for the DVD/$60 for a flash drive. My only suggestions is to carefully read your contract because this was, in fact, mentioned in my case, but I still feel that its BS after paying $4,000+. My photos were mediocre at best and I would not recommend this vendor.

Biggest issues were:
1) I had almost no photos of my guests. I had 88 people attend and found it inconceivable that I felt like I should have explicitly ask for guest photos.
2)The photos I did received completely lacked creativity. I received mostly portraits and boring group photos of the bridal party. There were photos I asked for and did not receive. He seemed to just wing it as he went along.

When I expressed disappointment over my photos he gave us a lot of excuses.
1)Not having enough time. My ceremony was 10 minutes long. The ceremony/reception were on site; 6 hrs is standard.
2)Having a large wedding party: 9 groomsmen, 6 bridesmaids
3)Hiring Photo Booth services. My photographer seemed very bothered by this.
4)Having two, connected rooms, a reception space and cocktail lounge, all evening. It is my belief that if you are a professional photographer you adapt to your settings and go to where the people are.
5)Some of the images I am missing include a complete family photo. I have a "family photo" from the bride’s side and it is missing the groom. There is no groom family photo but one photo of him with his parents and one of him with his sisters. How we spend $4000+ for photos and managed to NOT get a family image is beyond me.
If you want creative photos, keep searching. If you want to walk away with specific shots, your feedback will be ignored and his emails will blame you for your wedding day choices.
I paid $4,295.00 for photo/ video and $400 for engagement photos. The pricing did not include printed photos, just Read more...
I paid $4,295.00 for photo/ video and $400 for engagement photos. The pricing did not include printed photos, just CDs/BluRay DVD.

As for the video, I have not seen it yet. I received a BluRay DVD but do not have a player. I asked for a DVD & was told to pay $45 for the DVD/$60 for a flash drive. My only suggestions is to carefully read your contract because this was, in fact, mentioned in my case, but I still feel that its BS after paying $4,000+. My photos were mediocre at best and I would not recommend this vendor.

Biggest issues were:
1) I had almost no photos of my guests. I had 88 people attend and found it inconceivable that I felt like I should have explicitly ask for guest photos.
2)The photos I did received completely lacked creativity. I received mostly portraits and boring group photos of the bridal party. There were photos I asked for and did not receive. He seemed to just wing it as he went along.

When I expressed disappointment over my photos he gave us a lot of excuses.
1)Not having enough time. My ceremony was 10 minutes long. The ceremony/reception were on site; 6 hrs is standard.
2)Having a large wedding party: 9 groomsmen, 6 bridesmaids
3)Hiring Photo Booth services. My photographer seemed very bothered by this.
4)Having two, connected rooms, a reception space and cocktail lounge, all evening. It is my belief that if you are a professional photographer you adapt to your settings and go to where the people are.
5)Some of the images I am missing include a complete family photo. I have a "family photo" from the bride’s side and it is missing the groom. There is no groom family photo but one photo of him with his parents and one of him with his sisters. How we spend $4000+ for photos and managed to NOT get a family image is beyond me.
If you want creative photos, keep searching. If you want to walk away with specific shots, your feedback will be ignored and his emails will blame you for your wedding day choices. Read less
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Chris
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Quick and simple. He is professional yet friendly and provided a great product and value. Will be using him for other photography needs in the future. Has a system to gather info and go into the wedding with a plan making sure everything gets accomplished in a timely fashion.
Quick and simple. He is professional yet friendly and provided a great product and value. Will be using him for other Read more...
Quick and simple. He is professional yet friendly and provided a great product and value. Will be using him for other photography needs in the future. Has a system to gather info and go into the wedding with a plan making sure everything gets accomplished in a timely fashion. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Kevin is professional, puctual, relaxed, and on point. So much so that several guests asked if he was a personal friend of ours because he was so genuine and kind. Our weather was less than ideal but Kevin made it all work - indoors and out. He knew names, he knew important people, and he made it happen. His experience is evident and was a calming element in all of the chaos that is "the big day". Even with so much experience, he sought to make our photos unique and creative. He spent time getting to know our venue and was literally up for anything- even during a tornado warning. He worked tirelessly, and continued snapping pictures even on his way out when he was bidding us goodnight. We cannot speak enough about our experience!
Best, Mr. & Mrs. Peterson
Kevin is professional, puctual, relaxed, and on point. So much so that several guests asked if he was a personal friend of Read more...
Kevin is professional, puctual, relaxed, and on point. So much so that several guests asked if he was a personal friend of ours because he was so genuine and kind. Our weather was less than ideal but Kevin made it all work - indoors and out. He knew names, he knew important people, and he made it happen. His experience is evident and was a calming element in all of the chaos that is "the big day". Even with so much experience, he sought to make our photos unique and creative. He spent time getting to know our venue and was literally up for anything- even during a tornado warning. He worked tirelessly, and continued snapping pictures even on his way out when he was bidding us goodnight. We cannot speak enough about our experience!
Best, Mr. & Mrs. Peterson Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.3/5.0
I was given Kevin's name from a friend of a friend and was impressed with him by the very first conversation. Unfortunately, it went downhill from there. There was little no communication from the time we signed our contract. The Day came and he shows up, very professional and easy going, but we had little to no direction. So after the honeymoon I emailed inquiring about when we could see the photos or a sneak peak. I get a snippy email back telling me it will be another 2-3 months as it was their busy time. Fine, I can wait-that time comes and nothing. Sent another email and get another snippy response saying that it will be longer. I finally got my photos almost 6 MONTHS LATER?! The sad part, they weren't even really worth the wait. They looked like they weren't even edited or enhanced to make them look professionally done. Incredibly disappointed and saddened that there were only a few pictures out the 600+ that I would even consider printing.

11/27/2012:
Apparently I had expectations that clearly were not met. Does it really matter that it was closer to 5 months than 6 months? You were still 2 months over that so called “time frame.” To me, if you are providing a service and cannot deliver on time then it is your professional responsibility to follow up with that customer and help ease their mind. (Especially when it was a significant investment for an important day). I’m not saying Nic wasn’t great, he truly was, however I don’t necessarily feel that he captured our day. I know his time was limited but “low-key event” or not that is your job as a professional photographer to be creative and find those shots. I’m glad he wasn’t bossy or in our face, but having a little more direction or knowing of what poses or shots would look nice would have been preferred. (Hence hiring a “professional”) There were some nice pictures and I thank you for those, but for the overall investment I am disappointed.
I was given Kevin's name from a friend of a friend and was impressed with him by the very first conversation. Read more...
I was given Kevin's name from a friend of a friend and was impressed with him by the very first conversation. Unfortunately, it went downhill from there. There was little no communication from the time we signed our contract. The Day came and he shows up, very professional and easy going, but we had little to no direction. So after the honeymoon I emailed inquiring about when we could see the photos or a sneak peak. I get a snippy email back telling me it will be another 2-3 months as it was their busy time. Fine, I can wait-that time comes and nothing. Sent another email and get another snippy response saying that it will be longer. I finally got my photos almost 6 MONTHS LATER?! The sad part, they weren't even really worth the wait. They looked like they weren't even edited or enhanced to make them look professionally done. Incredibly disappointed and saddened that there were only a few pictures out the 600+ that I would even consider printing.

11/27/2012:
Apparently I had expectations that clearly were not met. Does it really matter that it was closer to 5 months than 6 months? You were still 2 months over that so called “time frame.” To me, if you are providing a service and cannot deliver on time then it is your professional responsibility to follow up with that customer and help ease their mind. (Especially when it was a significant investment for an important day). I’m not saying Nic wasn’t great, he truly was, however I don’t necessarily feel that he captured our day. I know his time was limited but “low-key event” or not that is your job as a professional photographer to be creative and find those shots. I’m glad he wasn’t bossy or in our face, but having a little more direction or knowing of what poses or shots would look nice would have been preferred. (Hence hiring a “professional”) There were some nice pictures and I thank you for those, but for the overall investment I am disappointed. Read less
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Kevin Jacobus Photography responded with the following comments:

Amy is apparently unsatisfied and I’m sorry that is the case. We want all of our customers to be thrilled with their experience. We also expect our customers to be truthful with public statements when they feel they haven't had the expected experience. I sent her a disk much earlier than contracted and than she states in her review as a courtesy since posting images to her gallery was delayed. Normally the disk is sent after the gallery expires three months after posting, we sent it right away. Regarding communication, 36 e-mails were sent, such as planning tips as well as a questionnaire to go over details of her wedding. We've consulted by phone several times, as has my associate photographer. Communication is always polite and educational-we certainly hope transparency and clarification isn't misinterpreted. Amy understood that she'd have an associate photographer. She e-mailed after the wedding saying, "PS--Nic was awesome, he did such a good job!"
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runner26point2
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
From engagement to boudoir and finally wedding, Kevin was fantastic to work with. Very professional, creative, and accommodating. Friends and family continue to rave about the photos.
From engagement to boudoir and finally wedding, Kevin was fantastic to work with. Very professional, creative, and Read more...
From engagement to boudoir and finally wedding, Kevin was fantastic to work with. Very professional, creative, and accommodating. Friends and family continue to rave about the photos. Read less
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JulyBride
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
We searched for a long time for our wedding photographer! I contacted Kevin to let him know what we were looking for, and when he called me back he already had a customized wedding package planned out for us. At our meeting, we knew before we left that we wanted to hire them.
Nic was our photographer, and you couldn't ask for a nicer person. We had engagement pictures taken and had a blast, and felt comfortable right away, and knew we had made the right decision. The day of the wedding, Nic took advantage of the the bride and bridesmaids running late to work in the photos of the groom and groomsmen. He had great ideas for us, and for the wedding party, and was also open to shots that we wanted to have taken.
At the wedding, I received so many compliments from guests who had seen our engagement photos. They told me my wedding photos would be amazing if they were anything like the others, and they were right! Our photos are gorgeous. He captured everything start to finish, and with the style we were looking for. He was even great working with the children in our wedding party, as well as other family members who were less than cooperative. We felt comfortable with Kevin and Nic from the start, and completely trusted their work. I highly recommend Kevin Jacobus Photography!
We searched for a long time for our wedding photographer! I contacted Kevin to let him know what we were looking for, and Read more...
We searched for a long time for our wedding photographer! I contacted Kevin to let him know what we were looking for, and when he called me back he already had a customized wedding package planned out for us. At our meeting, we knew before we left that we wanted to hire them.
Nic was our photographer, and you couldn't ask for a nicer person. We had engagement pictures taken and had a blast, and felt comfortable right away, and knew we had made the right decision. The day of the wedding, Nic took advantage of the the bride and bridesmaids running late to work in the photos of the groom and groomsmen. He had great ideas for us, and for the wedding party, and was also open to shots that we wanted to have taken.
At the wedding, I received so many compliments from guests who had seen our engagement photos. They told me my wedding photos would be amazing if they were anything like the others, and they were right! Our photos are gorgeous. He captured everything start to finish, and with the style we were looking for. He was even great working with the children in our wedding party, as well as other family members who were less than cooperative. We felt comfortable with Kevin and Nic from the start, and completely trusted their work. I highly recommend Kevin Jacobus Photography! Read less
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mrsmattyk
Wedding:
4/17/2009
5.0/5.0
I was SO thrilled with Kevin. Not only was he wonderful on the day of the wedding, the final product absolutely blew me away. We searched for a LONG time for a photographer (I think in total we met with 15?) I could not be happier that we ultimately decided upon Kevin. He did our engagement photos in May 2008, and from that moment on we knew we'd chosen wisely. Not only was he professional and insanely talented, he was just a really great guy who made us feel 100% comfortable while having our photo taken. Anyone who knows my husband knows that this is a feat! His service on our wedding day was no different. He was easy to be around, kept us laughing, and got every shot we'd asked for. To top it off, he had some amazing visions of his own that were unlike anything I have ever seen. His work speaks for itself, and I am so proud to show off my photos so everyone else can see why we are so crazy about him. A testament to his talent and to him as a person, we have already come to a definitive conclusion that Kevin is cemented as our "family photographer". Any future photography needs, he'll be the first (and only) guy we call!
I was SO thrilled with Kevin. Not only was he wonderful on the day of the wedding, the final product absolutely blew me Read more...
I was SO thrilled with Kevin. Not only was he wonderful on the day of the wedding, the final product absolutely blew me away. We searched for a LONG time for a photographer (I think in total we met with 15?) I could not be happier that we ultimately decided upon Kevin. He did our engagement photos in May 2008, and from that moment on we knew we'd chosen wisely. Not only was he professional and insanely talented, he was just a really great guy who made us feel 100% comfortable while having our photo taken. Anyone who knows my husband knows that this is a feat! His service on our wedding day was no different. He was easy to be around, kept us laughing, and got every shot we'd asked for. To top it off, he had some amazing visions of his own that were unlike anything I have ever seen. His work speaks for itself, and I am so proud to show off my photos so everyone else can see why we are so crazy about him. A testament to his talent and to him as a person, we have already come to a definitive conclusion that Kevin is cemented as our "family photographer". Any future photography needs, he'll be the first (and only) guy we call! Read less
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katerince
Wedding:
3/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Kevin did an excellent job at our wedding! I loved his style from the moment I saw his portfolio and he stayed true to his promotional quality. We had a small at home wedding which was more like a party than like a reception. He captured great images although in a tight space and with little light. He did not cost a fortune, yet he is a true professional. He appreciated the uniqueness of our wedding and he captured it perfectly. Thanks again Kevin!
Kevin did an excellent job at our wedding! I loved his style from the moment I saw his portfolio and he stayed true to his Read more...
Kevin did an excellent job at our wedding! I loved his style from the moment I saw his portfolio and he stayed true to his promotional quality. We had a small at home wedding which was more like a party than like a reception. He captured great images although in a tight space and with little light. He did not cost a fortune, yet he is a true professional. He appreciated the uniqueness of our wedding and he captured it perfectly. Thanks again Kevin! Read less
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Yeahinx143
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
My husband and I loved Kevin as our photographer. We thought that he was energetic, professional and his work was amazing. He isn't one of those photographers that just make you pose and do the same pictures that you see at every other wedding. He had people in my wedding party really come out of their shells and do fun silly things that I would never expect from them, me included. He took mine and my husbands ideas and made them into beautiful pictures. I can't rave enough about Kevin and about NH Images. We had a different photo/video vendor till they contacted us a month and half before our wedding day. We are so happy that we dropped the other vendor and went with them. We love these guys and we will definatley use them in years to come.
My husband and I loved Kevin as our photographer. We thought that he was energetic, professional and his work was amazing. Read more...
My husband and I loved Kevin as our photographer. We thought that he was energetic, professional and his work was amazing. He isn't one of those photographers that just make you pose and do the same pictures that you see at every other wedding. He had people in my wedding party really come out of their shells and do fun silly things that I would never expect from them, me included. He took mine and my husbands ideas and made them into beautiful pictures. I can't rave enough about Kevin and about NH Images. We had a different photo/video vendor till they contacted us a month and half before our wedding day. We are so happy that we dropped the other vendor and went with them. We love these guys and we will definatley use them in years to come. Read less
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bremily
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
Kevin is great! We were so lucky to have him take our wedding photos. I loved how all of the pictures turned out and would recommend him to any of my friends and family!
Kevin is great! We were so lucky to have him take our wedding photos. I loved how all of the pictures turned out and would Read more...
Kevin is great! We were so lucky to have him take our wedding photos. I loved how all of the pictures turned out and would recommend him to any of my friends and family! Read less
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